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The Federal Trade Commission on Monday urged a California federal judge not to dissolve an injunction against an attorney accused of luring homeowners into “mass-joinder” lawsuits against mortgage lenders with false promises of debt relief, saying nothing has changed since he agreed to the injunction.
An attorney and top NBA agent facing a lawsuit from his former agency alleging he plotted to poach perspective clients and other agents urged a California federal court Monday to reject the agency's bid for a preliminary injunction, saying it would devastate his career.
The ethical guidlines governing the conduct of federal officials have received much media attention in recent months. Given new changes to the rules around acceptance of gifts by executive branch personnel, both federal employees and those who interact with them on a personal or professional basis should know what is and is not permissible, say attorneys with WilmerHale.
A lawyer representing a transgender man in his discrimination suit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs called for a Texas federal judge to recuse himself Monday, saying the judge made multiple comments that show he is biased against transgender individuals.
A recent decision by a New York federal judge vacating an arbitration award in a reinsurance dispute due to evident partiality is a rare reminder of the critical importance of full and proper disclosure of an arbitrator's relationship to the parties, experts say.